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The Queen of Hoxton

The Queen of Hoxton is Open

For those of you who don’t know London, there is a small but clearly-defined border between the suit-wearing financial district that is the City, and the style-leading triumvirate of all things cool - Shoreditch, Hoxton and Clerkenwell.

How to Be a Good Diner

Talk - Dora Pete

Mr Properly and I heard the woman at the next table before we saw her. "No, I don't want anymore water, and get rid of these plates - please." OK, so she said please, but the rest of it was pure vile.

Web TV for the Fabulous Foodie

Have your sources for restaurant recommendations gone a little stale? Get insider info on the best restaurants and hotels in Great Britain with a new web TV site guaranteed to stimulate the taste buds of even the most discriminating foodies.

Who's In the Power Seat Now?

Restaurant Maria MaraMoro - Diego RB

Is it just me, or do most of us have the same concerns when it comes to being seated in a restaurant? If I’m stuck in a seat I don’t like, it takes a huge amount of mental gymnastics to override my irritation. Positioning is paramount.

Divine Picnics

Champagne and Food - Roger Kirby

I was in the loft the other day rooting around, as you do, getting side-tracked from the mission at hand, as you do, looking for the picnic hamper. After a few trips down memory lane, I finally located it wedged in a corner looking inviting - and full of last year’s debris.

The Electricity Showrooms, Hoxton

The Electricity Showrooms

Those of us who are old enough to remember getting drunk in the nineties (which happened to be my friends and me on this particular evening) remember a very different Electricity Showrooms.



Waitrose Sushi

Supermarket sushi: taste test

In our new series, Supermarket sweep, we will be taste-testing the nation's favourite supermarket snacks. First up, that healthy Japanese lunchtime standby, sushi


How to make the perfect granola

Granola – muesli with pretensions, or breakfast of the gods? Do you like it sweet and spicy, plain and puritan, or would you argue for a more savoury substitute first thing?